(RNS) Athletes and officials have lied, scalped, and disgraced themselves. But amid the mendacity there have been fine displays of the 'Olympic spirit.'
Tag - Rio 2016
(RNS) The Jewish gymnast did well at the Olympics. Let's eat!
(RNS) The former NFL quarterback is his daughter's coach, pastor and chief cheerleader as she makes her Olympic debut.
(RNS) Both men are Christians who have previously been banned for doping. Do the Rio Olympics offer redemption?
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Across the country, Olympic athletes are celebrated as champions and churches have installed TV screens for members of the public to follow the games.
(RNS) 'All I can say is all glory to God. ... I'm just so blessed,' Manuel told reporters after tying for a gold medal in the 100-meter freestyle swim.
(RNS) For all the Olympic medals and world records, Felix's goal still is the same: 'to be more Christ-like each and every day.'
(RNS) The heavy lifter from Shreveport, La., lists three names for God as the most influential people in his life.
RIO DE JANEIRO (RNS) The IOC found itself facing heavy criticism for failing to consider the possibility that some Brazilian competitors could be Candomble and Umbanda adherents and in need of pastoral support.
(RNS) Gardner's faith in God is the source of her confidence.
(RNS) Athletes say their religion is more than 'God wants me to win.'
(RNS) These Team USA women's basketball players are known for their faith, but they're honored for their good works.
(RNS) The Team USA midfielder relies on God through wins and losses.
(RNS) Thirty-year-old fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad made history as the first American Olympian to compete in a hijab – and then won a medal, too.
(RNS) The diving partners use their Olympic platform to "give the glory to God."